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October 29, 2013 > CSUEB Soccer Update

CSUEB Soccer Update

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

WomenÕs Soccer Earns Shutout Win
CSUEB 2, Cal State Humboldt State 0

Kelley Brown and Alyssa Rodriguez scored first half goals to give Cal State East Bay a 2-0 victory on Sunday, October 27 at Pioneer Stadium. Both goals came within a five-minute stretch and the defense was stout in posting the teamÕs third shutout of the season.

Brown collected a deflected pass near the Hubmoldt State (3-10-3, 1-10-3 CCAA) penalty kick area and scored with a blast past Lumberjacks goalkeeper Kelly Lukas. BrownÕs goal was her first this season, along with the first game-winner and second overall of her Pioneer career.

Cal State East Bay (4-10-2, 4-8-2 CCAA) controlled the pace throughout the game and continued to put pressure on the HSU back line. East BayÕs Sialei Manuleleau forced a diving save from Lukas, and Rodriguez was there to put away the rebound just five minutes after taking the lead. It is her second goal in as many games after providing the equalizer in FridayÕs contest against No. 7 ranked Cal State Stanislaus.

The Pioneers shut out the Jacks in both 2013 matchups. East Bay goalkeeper Donna Williams made two second half saves to earn her third solo shutout of the season. Humboldt StateÕs Lukas made five saves in the loss.

Martin Scores Twice to Take Out Jacks

Two first half goals from junior Javier Martin lifted the Cal State East Bay menÕs soccer team to a 2-1 league win over Humboldt State October 28 at Pioneer Stadium. Martin now leads the team with four goals on the year and has scored in three of the teamÕs past five contests.

ÒThe guys showed they have the focus and commitment to win late in the season,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Andy Cumbo. ÒWe were able to counter a couple of times and ÔJaviÕ (Martinez) finished with some nice goals.Ó

Humboldt State was the early aggressor firing off four shots before East Bay took the first of its own. Martin ended two droughts at once with his first attempt in the 18th minute.

Martin put four shots in-a-row on target and his first found the back of the net. Less than six minutes later he found space inside the 18-yard box and fired off three shots against the Humboldt State (6-9-1, 4-9-1 CCAA) defense. Jacks goalkeeper Ryan Ades stopped the first two at point blank range before Martin dribbled around the sprawling keeper to score on the uncontested net.

From that point on HSU went on the attack and outshot CSUEB 10-4 in the second period. Early in the second half Austin Swartz cut the deficit in half after settling a loose ball off a failed clearance and firing it into the Pioneer goal.

Cal Lutheran goalkeeper Bryce Bookhamer made four saves, and a crucial stop by a Pioneer defender at the goal line on a free kick attempt from about 10 yards out were key factors in SundayÕs result.

ÒWe had a few uneasy moments in the second half,Ó said Cumbo. ÒThe guys absorbed the pressure well and we hung on for the win.Ó

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